Houston Chronicle

Houston Chronicle

By Hearst Newspapers

  • Category: News
  • Release Date: 2011-09-27
  • Current Version: V201909.24
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 33.83 MB
  • Developer: Hearst Newspapers
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.3.5 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 4,236 Ratings


The Houston Chronicle now brings credible, in-depth, award-winning journalism, with extensive coverage in politics, sports, entertainment, and more in a redesigned and reimagined experience for your iOS devices. The Houston Chronicle app gives you access to all news anytime, anywhere. Whether it’s news in your neighborhood, Harris County, the great state of Texas, the U.S. or the world, if it impacts you, count on us to keep you informed. And with topic-specific push alerts, you can opt-in to the coverage that matters most to you. Featuring: • Up-to-the-minute breaking news from our Pulitzer Prize award-inning newsroom • Top headlines you can browse or select to read in full so you are always in-the-know • Get the news you want as it breaks by opting in for push notifications • Access to Texas Sports Nation, the premier online destination created for the Houston sports superfan, chock-full of exclusive insider access you will not find anywhere else. • Share with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and email Subscription Details: • OPTIONS: Download the app for free and enjoy a limited number of free stories each month. Get unlimited access, 24/7, for just $5.99 a month (first 2 weeks are FREE) by subscribing within the app itself. Otherwise, if you are a Digital or Print subscriber you can log in to the app for full access. Simply use your website login. • PAYMENT: Payment will be charged to your iTunes account with the confirmation of your purchase and will automatically renew each month unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of your monthly period. • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • PRIVACY POLICY: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/privacy_policy/ • TERMS OF SERVICE: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/terms_of_use/ • FEEDBACK: Tell us what you think! Our app features are constantly being improved based on your feedback. We welcome you to tell us what you love and what you’d like to see more (or less) of. Contact us at appsupport@chron.com.



  • Weird content decisions

    By Bayou news
    Much has been written by others here, which many agree are problems, so I’ll add other concerns not mentioned... 1) The editor of the HC app version has somehow become more concerned with what is going on in Maryland and Virginia then news of our home town. 2) We are told a good bit about recently deceased “famous” folks around the country, but not terrible important people when at the expense of more relevant developing stories. 3) It’s as if this “paper” is without an editor. There are too many errors for the reader to grapple with. They are like speed bumps and slow down are process of reading about Virginia and Maryland far too much.
  • Poor app. Needs more basic features.

    By Touchstone's Globe
    I have tried to use this app for many months, but I’m giving up. There is no search feature. Want to read a story that you’ve heard about? Good luck finding it. You can’t search for it. I wrote to the paper about its shortfalls and how to do a couple of things. Forget it. They don’t have the features, and have no plans to upgrade it. I only subscribe to the paper to access the stories online. They make me take two physical papers a week via delivery to get the best price. The app is not worth it. It’s not all the news (per customer service) and you can’t find what’s there.
  • Can't tell what is in today's paper versus prior papers, local news not local

    By nbqy
    Poorly organized. Takes forever to load the current day. Non-responsive. The digital version delivered via mail is much better even though it is also a little awkward to use. Local news is not local. Regularly has news from Maryland and California vs Houston. They don’t spend the effort to make it relevant to Houston subscribers.
  • Now it won't link with my subscriptions

    By TamaraJune
    This latest update won't let me open any articles. It brings me to a page to purchase a subscription even though I'm signed in. When I try to link my account it won't find my information.
  • Unusable

    By Wobstaclaw
    This app doesn’t work. It won’t load content when connected to high speed WiFi. The iPad version is equally unusable: UPDATING THE CONTENT FAILED (ERROR CODE3)
  • How to add only e-paper app to IPad desktop

    I dislike the full Houston Chronicle I-Pad app. It looks like a computer info page rather than a newspaper. The e-paper looks Like a newspaper but I can’t find a way to put an e-paper on the desktop. Looking online I found an item which downloads The e-paper but despite what it said, it did not install it on the desktop for offline reading. When I click the desktop app I get only the computer info page type. Frustrating for a major city newspaper. Currently I am sticking with my Austin newspaper app which is more straight forward & commonsense approach.
  • A complete mess - limited number of articles available and articles are regularly mislabeled

    By dark8305
    I last used the Houston Chronicle app prior to the most recent overhaul, which was notorious for constant crashes. With that said, you were at least able to read most, id not all, of the articles from the print edition and houstonchronicle.com. This version looks more modern and seems to crash less, but in terms of actually getting to consume the news, it is a disaster. For starters, it seems that only a portion of the articles from the print edition and houstonchronicle.com show up in the app. Also, a number of the articles are several days old and in no specific order (older articles are above newer ones for example). Also, a large amount of articles are mislabeled as local despite being national or international news. This is a huge problem. The overall design is good but the content itself is very poorly done. Unfortunately I will be canceling my subscription since content is why I subscribe to a newspaper and this app does a poor job of providing to you with updated and properly labeled content.
  • Unhappy Reader

    By 4petessake
    Where is the digital replica view of the daily paper?
  • No search tool?

    By PeaceOnEarthAndGoodwill
    Almost useless. It’s a laborious app to hunt any news. ugh
  • Unable to access

    By Print Edition Snob
    I have problems accessing the Houston Chronicle print edition. The sign in feature is very unreliable. This should be so easy and it isn’t. Print Edition Snob